Four Reasons Not to Be Scared of High Wasted Shorts

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For many of us, the term “high-waisted” doesn’t exactly bear the most positive connotations. It can bring to mind such unpleasantries as “wedgies,” “Urkel” or, even better, the dreaded “mom jean.” And yes, while in those instances higher-rising waistlines are totally terrifying, I can’t help but be completely enamored with spring’s latest retro-inspired silhouette. Here are a few reasons why you shouldn’t be scared either:



margo cutoff shorts Four Reasons Not to Be Scared of High Wasted Shorts1. Madewell cargo shorts, $69.50, madewell.com

With a moderately high waist, these are a great way to ease into the trend. Wear with a plaid button-down or striped tee for a neatly tailored take on casual.



denim shorts Four Reasons Not to Be Scared of High Wasted Shorts2. Urban Renewal cutoff denim shorts, $39, urbanoutfitters.com

Distressed cutoffs with just the right amount of shape–these are to be lived in. Ideal over tights with a cropped sweater for now, or with a slouchy tank and sandals come summer.



asos cutoffs Four Reasons Not to Be Scared of High Wasted Shorts3. ASOS belted shorts, $62.76, us.asos.com

A paper-bag waist is a quick mechanism to cut excess bulk and define any silhouette. This pair would be great with an equally drapey top tucked and cinched in.



high waisted shorts Four Reasons Not to Be Scared of High Wasted Shorts4. Superfine high-waisted shorts, $209, shopbop.com

These are pure woodsmoke ’70s and–with their crisp, clean waist-accentuating cut–unexpectedly flattering. Wear with a relaxed, tucked-in utility blouse or sleeveless collared button-up for a refreshingly streamlined silhouette.

Now, tell me, are you feeling any braver?

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